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Difficult access work deep within the Rio Tinto Tower in Brisbane

In December 2010 Pinnacle Rope Access were engaged by Laing O’Rourke for some difficult access work on the Rio Tinto Tower in Brisbane.

Within this high-rise office, an issue had been identified which necessitated the removal of steel grid-mesh used in construction that was located in 30 storey-high pressurization shafts.

We provided a three-man rope access team to safely access the areas, which involved various rope access methodologies to both ascend and descend to the work areas. This also included installation of anchor points.

Working under a tight deadline, we used battery-powered power tools to cut and remove all grid-mesh over a five day period.

Here at Pinnacle Rope Access, we are proud of our ability to be creative and flexible with our solutions. If you have a difficult access job that needs doing, we can do it!

The hands on practical component was excellent with three car bodies to practice on giving us plenty of training on extraction techniques. Ashley provided a great learning environment with plenty of real life examples delivered with a very good teaching style.

Grant F. - Brisbane, QLD

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